New Zealand's fourth biennial report under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
New from the Ministry for the Environment "This is New Zealand's fourth biennial report and presents New Zealand’s progress towards our international climate change commitments.
At-risk catchment implementation: geospatial information to support mātauranga Māori
New from the Ministry for the Environment "The Ministry commissioned this report to improve our understanding of how geospatial information can inform meaningful engagement with iwi/hapū.
End of Life Choice Bill
The End of Life Choice Bill passed in Parliament on 13 November. The Bill provides for a referendum question on whether the End of Life Choice Act should come into force, expected at the 2020 general election. Read more Hansard Read the Bill See also Radio New Zealand.
Terrorism Suppression (Control Orders) Bill
The Terrorism Suppression (Control Orders) Bill had its first reading in Parliament on 24 October. It was referred to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee and the Committee's report is due 24 April 2020. From the Minister's press release:.
Housing Programme Dashboard, September 2019
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development has published the September 2019 Government Housing Programme Dashboard MHUD's overview: The purpose of the dashboard is to demonstrate what people are experiencing by tracking how many families have bought their first home, how many households are in public housing, and how many new homes are being built. The dashboard shows the results being achieved in housing and will be updated and produced monthly. The dashboard tracks aspects of the current housing situation, the government outputs in response, and the results of those.
Technology and productivity in New Zealand
The Productivity Commission has published its first draft report for the Technology and productivity in New Zealand inquiry. From the Commission's website: Our first draft report New Zealand, technology and productivity* *looks at the factors affecting technology adoption and how technological adoption affects the labour market. It also examines how technology affected work in the past, including in New Zealand.
Auckland development strategy monitoring report 2019
Auckland Council has published the first progress report of the Auckland Plan 2050 Development Strategy. Important findings: • 66,839 dwellings were consented in Auckland between 2012/2013 and 2018/2019 • 14,032 new dwellings were consented in 2018/2019. 83 per cent were issued in the existing urban area 8 per cent were issued in Nodes in the 2018/2019 financial year (some Nodes include areas outside the existing urban area) 30 per cent were issued in Development Areas 46 per cent were issued in the remaining existing urban area • 10 per cent were issued in the future urban area • 7 per cent were issued in the rural area • The number of consents issued for apartments and townhouses etc.